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Chanting is sacred communication!

By Mahatma Prabhu

Chanting is very important, if you strive to upgrade your chanting it will make such a huge difference in your Krishna Consciousness. 

QUOTE: “Japa is not a ritual. It is not a mechanical, mindless, robotic process. It is an offering of the heart, a pleading for mercy, a begging to be accepted by the Lord. It is a crying of the soul to be…

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Hearing and chanting Krishna’s names brings perfection.

Vaisesika Das: I can’t stop thinking about the big kirtans we had at ISV (our temple in San Jose, Ca) on Lord Rama’s appearance day. My mind keeps going back to those kirtans, wanting to relive them.

On that day, the devotees danced and sang together for hours in wild abandon: laughing, jumping, spinning, dancing, smiling and shouting with happiness.

I watched…

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Hari Sauri Retires, Bhaktivedanta Research Centre Continues

By Madhava Smullen 

Due to significant health challenges, Hari Sauri Das has retired from active service as the Co-Director of the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) in Kolkata, West Bengal. 

Hari Sauri, well-known for his Transcendental Diary book series about his time as Srila Prabhupada’s personal servant, served with the BRC since its…

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Mayapur Institute: “Are You Growing In Your Spiritual Life?”

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By Anantashesh Das

It is an arduous journey for a seed to grow into a plant and ultimately into a fruit yielding tree. Left alone in the wild, a seed may not grow as it falls on a rocky ground instead of soil. There may be too little water…

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Searching for fulfilment

By Kadamba Kanana Swami

The material world that we live in has been created by the Supreme Lord and his agents. However creation of this world was not the desire of the Supreme Lord. He does not want this material world but actually we do. We, the living entities, wanted this material world because we wanted to be in a place away from Krsna where we could be the ‘Lord’ and the…

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A Spiritual Masterpiece

Every day during the auspicious Purusottama month, I read the fifteenth chapter of the Bhagavad-gita, “Purusottama-yoga”—“The Yoga of the Supreme Person,” in which the seventh verse is one of the most significant.

mamaivamso jiva-loke 

jiva bhutah sanatanah 

manah sasthanindriyani 

prakrti-sthani karsati

“The living entities in this conditioned world are My…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.23

TEXT 23

rupam mahat te bahu-vaktra-netram

maha-baho bahu-bahuru-padam

bahudaram bahu-damstra-karalam

drstva lokah pravyathitas tathaham



SYNONYMS

rupam—form; mahat—very great; te—of You; bahu—many; vaktra—faces; netram—eyes; maha-baho—O mighty-armed one; bahu—many; bahu—arms; uru—thighs; padam—legs; bahu-udaram—many bellies; babu-damstra—many teeth; karalam—horrible; drstva—seeing; lokah—all the planets; pravyathitah—perturbed; tatha—similarly;… Continue

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How Pain Can Motivate By Mahatma Das

Pain is a Stronger Motivator Than Pleasure

In the seminar I give on prayer, devotees look at their obstacles to bhakti and consider why it is important to overcome them. Then I ask devotees to focus on the pain they feel when they allow these obstacles to impede their spiritual progress. I ask this because if we do not associate significant pain to our anarthas,…

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Cow Culture Conference 2018 – California

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, a conference on Cow Culture was held at the India Community Center, Milpitas, California, which is located on the Northeastern side of the area that has become known as Silicon Valley. The conference was organized by the Om Sri Surabhi Campaign, which is running under guidance of HH Bhakti Raghava Swami.

Well…

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Inexpensive one way Fight to Goloka

Lecture on Inexpensive one way Fight to Goloka on 20 July 2014 at Bulgaria

(Prahladananda Swami was born in 1949, in Buffallo, New York. He studied at the University of Buffalo, where he received a full scholarship.)

To Listen and Download -…

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Dharma In Business Artha

Lecture on Dharma In Business Artha by His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami 

(His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami has preached the message of Bhagavad gita very widely, especially to the student community. He served as temple president in Mumbai, Belgaum and Vrindavan- which is the…

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Sadhana Bhakti - Five types of relationships with God

Source: http://krishnaseva.blogspot.in/2014/09/sadhana-bhakti-five-types-of.html

In the sadhana bhakti we start to build a feeling of relational love with God. Most teachings about God's personality refer to Him as the Supreme Being. It is…
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Spiritual Leadership Seminar

Dear Maharajas and prabhus,



Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.



I am writing to invite you to participate in ISKCON’s “Spiritual Leadership: Being a Guru in ISKCON”, this upcoming February 22-25, 2015 in Mayapura.



The 4-day seminar covers many pertinent topics,…

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Jagannath Ratha Yatra at Surabaya Vaganza

By Hari Narayana Das

The Mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini or Risma has set Surabaya Vaganza who was a Culture and Flower Parade as an annual event to commemorate the age of 725 city’s anniversary. This festival was followed by communities and groups from every tribe and ethnicity. It was mentioned as many as 83 participants. Some 41 people rode the customized cars and others acted as the marching band personnel. The participants came from Nias, Minang,…

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Medical and Therapeutic Endorsements Needed

Dandawats, PAMHO, AGTSP and all of you

Haribol Dear Devotees.



I heard my Gurudeva say that Srila Prabhupad said "Krishna Consciousness mean all…

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How Robert Kennedy heard the holy names shortly before departing this world

Dear Editor,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I think your readers might find of interest the enclosed article from today’s The Guardian which explains how Allen Ginsberg taught Robert Kennedy how to chant Hare Krishna mantra. He received this mercy just months before being assassinated 50 years ago. Next week is the 50th anniversary so the media is focusing on RFK at this time.

Incidently, the article also mentions…

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Madri Devi Dasi-Witness to a Temple

In this episode with Madri devi dasi we hear…

  • How she went from using computers in the 1960s that work by turning handles and programming computers the size of football fields… to eventually writing the history of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari in Auckland…
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.22

TEXT 22

rudraditya vasavo ye ca sadhya

visve 'svinau marutas cosmapas ca

gandharva-yaksasura-siddha-sangha

viksante tvam vismitas caiva sarve



SYNONYMS

rudra—manifestations of Lord Siva; adityah—the Adityas; vasavah—the Vasus; ye—all those; ca—and; sadhyah—the Sadhyas; visve—the Visvadevas; asvinau—the Asvinikumaras; marutah—the Maruts; ca—and; usmapah—the forefathers; ca—and; gandharva—the Gandharvas; yaksa—the Yaksas; asura-siddha—the demons and the… Continue

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.22

TEXT 22

rudraditya vasavo ye ca sadhya

visve 'svinau marutas cosmapas ca

gandharva-yaksasura-siddha-sangha

viksante tvam vismitas caiva sarve



SYNONYMS

rudra—manifestations of Lord Siva; adityah—the Adityas; vasavah—the Vasus; ye—all those; ca—and; sadhyah—the Sadhyas; visve—the Visvadevas; asvinau—the Asvinikumaras; marutah—the Maruts; ca—and; usmapah—the forefathers; ca—and; gandharva—the Gandharvas; yaksa—the Yaksas; asura-siddha—the demons and the… Continue

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The Great Stream <3

and have I divided the waters

that i may stand on the shores looking back at me

for what good is thy face without the reflection of the great stream

and as that river runs through the jar of the water bearer

and pours its life giving force upon Libras scales

in that harmony, the sun twinkles upon its pure nectar

judge not less ye be judged

for thine judgment shall consume thee

and when the life comes full circle

and 25000 pass

again i kiss…

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